When Im Cleaning Windows

George Formby

Ok this is the song transcribed for guitar. It's not exactly 'cool' but its a good party song. It works best on an acoustic guitar with a real um-cha kind of chord pattern like I've tabbed.
NOTE: The dot (.) symbol above the tab means staccato (stop the chord from ringing)!
Pattern 1:
A . . . . . . D . . E . . . . . . . . e---0---0---0---0---0---0----2---2----0---0---0---0---0---0----0---0- B---2---2---2---2---2---2----3---3----0---0---0---0---0---0----2---2- G---2---2---2---2---2---2----2---2----1---1---1---1---1---1----2---2- D---2---2---2---2---2---2--0-0-0-0----2---2---2---2---2---2----2---2- A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------2---2---2---2---2---2--0-0-0-0- E-----------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------
Ok each stanza uses this pattern like so:
A Now I go cleaning windows D To earn an honest bob E For a nosy Parker A It's an interesting job
ALL of these verse use this pattern and also the instrumental breaks.
And each refrain uses pattern 2:
F#m . . . . E . . . . D . . . . E . . e---2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----2---2---2---2----0---0-0- B---2---2---2---2----0---0---0---0----3---3---3---3----0---0-0- G---2---2---2---2----1---1---1---1----2---2---2---2----1---1-1- D---4---4---4---4----2---2---2---2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----2---2-2- A---4---4---4---4----2---2---2---2---------------------2---2-2- E-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------0-0-0-0-0-
F#m In my profession I work hard E But I'll never stop D I'll climb this blinkin' ladder E Till I get right to the top
And that's it!
Here are a fuller set of lyrics:

Now I go cleanin' windows to earn an honest bob
For a nosy parker it's an interestin' job

Now it's a job that just suits me,
A window cleaner you would be,
If you can see what I can see,
When I'm cleanin' windows.

Honeymoonin' couples too,
You should see them bill 'n coo,
You'd be surprised at things they do,
When I'm cleanin' windows.

In my profession I'll work hard,
But I'll never stop,
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder,
Till I get right to the top.

The blushin' bride, she looks divine,
The bridegroom he is doin' fine,
I'd rather have his job than mine,
When I'm cleanin' windows.

The chambermaids' sweet names I call
It's a wonder I don't fall
My mind's not on my work at all
When I'm cleanin' windows

I know a fella, such a swell
He has a thirst, that's plain to tell
I've seen him drink his bath as well
When I'm cleanin' windows

Oh, in my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top

Pyjamas lyin' side by side
Ladies nighties I have spied
I've often seen what goes inside
When I'm cleanin' windows

Now there's a famous talkie queen
She looks a flapper on the screen
She's more like eightie than eighteen
When I'm cleanin' windows

She pulls her hair all down behind
Then pulls down her... never mind
And after that pulls down the blind
When I'm cleanin' windows

In my profession I'll work hard
But I'll never stop
I'll climb this blinkin' ladder
Till I get right to the top

An old maid walks around the floor
She's so fed up, one day I'm sure
She'll drag me in and lock the door
When I'm cleanin' windows

Corrected by bowtalk. View original
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